Streaming Queer: October 2022

by Andrea Marks Joseph

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday October 10, 2022
Originally published on September 30, 2022

From left to right: Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James, Meghann Fahey in a scene from "The White Lotus" Season 2.
From left to right: Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James, Meghann Fahey in a scene from "The White Lotus" Season 2.  (Source:Fabio Lovino/HBO)

October is a month of eerie vibes and cozy settings. If you're looking for escapist stories that will take you away from the stresses of your daily life and stay with you long after the episodes end, we've got you covered. This month, streaming networks offer up timeless horror tales reimagined for contemporary audiences, and welcome us back into the homes and schools where their loving, joyous queer characters thrive.

"Home Economics" Season 3

The Hayworth siblings return with a new season that begins with a family trip to Disneyland. Queer married couple Sarah (Caitlin McGee) and Denise (Sasheer Zamata) parenting with all the love and mistakes alongside their straight but equally learning-as-we-go siblings is priceless, quality representation that we simply love to see on family TV! This season sees Sarah going through the expensive, emotional IVF process while the family moves in with her wealthy brother. The playful show delivers upbeat, chaotic, joyful adventure as the adults navigate their various careers, family milestones, and disastrous plans for success.

"Home Economics" Season 3 premiered September 21, now streaming weekly on Hulu.

"Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire" Season 1

"Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire" is a "sensuous contemporary reinvention" of Anne Rice's iconic "immortal" vampire tale. The homoeroticism in Rice's novel has been relegated to undertones in previous adaptations. This series comfortably leans into the bloodthirsty, seductive queer energy of the novel, fulfilling the wishes of generations of queer fans — no more relying on subtext. This adaptation (starring Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid, as told to the journalist played by Eric Bogosian) is explicitly gay. The show has already been renewed for a second season before its premiere even airs, so we expect excellent things, and look forward to enthusiastic exploration into all its glamorous, complex, beautifully tailored, ravishing queer narratives.

"Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire" premieres October 2 on AMC and AMC+

"Chucky" Season 2

The titular murderous doll (from the imagination of queer creator Don Mancini) is on a revenge mission in Season 2 of this unexpectedly queer horror show, and he's multiplied himself somehow. Lexy (Alyvia Alyn Lind), and boyfriends Jake (Zackary Arthur) and Devon (Björgvin Arnarson) — who survived ruining Chucky's plans to invade America's children's hospitals in season 1 — have been sent to Catholic school, where they must make it through all the forced religious reflection while avoiding the wrath of the killer dolls. This season also marks the return of Chucky's genderfluid child Glen/Glenda (nonbinary actor Lachlan Watson, playing them as twins).

"Chucky" Season 2 premieres October 6 on Peacock


This dark story, dripping with blood, comes "from the master of Horror", out writer-director Clive Barker (who served as a producer on this film). "Hellraiser" introduces us to a group of people who discover and begin to solve an ancient puzzle box, unaware that the bloody puzzles exist to summon a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. We're thrilled to see out actors Brandon Flynn ("13 Reasons Why"), Adam Faison (the dreamboat boyfriend from "Everything's Gonna Be Okay") and trans actress Jamie Clayton ("Sense8," "The L Word: Generation Q") among the diverse ensemble cast.

"Hellraiser" premieres October 7 on Hulu

"Derry Girls" Season 3

The final season of quirky teen comedy "Derry Girls" is almost here! The nostalgic series set in 1990s Northern Ireland is adored for its charming, fearless-but-wholesome humor built around family, community pride, teen mischief, and coming-of-age calamities. This season features the parents at their high school reunion, a hilarious talent show performance, and a sleepover at an isolated house that may be haunted. And most exciting: the endearing crew's awkward lesbian Clare (Nicola Coughlan, "Bridgerton") has her magical first kiss!

"Derry Girls" Season 3 streams October 7 on Netflix

"All American: Homecoming" Season 2

The students and faculty at HBCU Bringston University continue to reinvent themselves and discover the vibrant possibilities of life through embracing community this season! We are especially keen to see EDGE Rising Queer Actor to Watch Rhoyle Ivy King, who radiates queer magic as The CW's first Black nonbinary character: gorgeous, confident Nathaniel, whose best friend Keisha (Netta Walker) has dated both girls and guys in the show.

"All American: Homecoming" Season 2 streams on the CW app weekly from October 11

"The School for Good and Evil"

Acclaimed director Paul Feig ("A Simple Favor," "Bridesmaids") has enlisted titans Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron to star alongside talented young actresses Sophia Anne Caruso and Sofia Wylie ("High School Musical: The Musical: The Series") to tell this magnificent, elaborately costumed twisted fantasy. This magical film is based on out author Soman Chainani's novel of the same title. Wylie and Caruso shine as best friends who find themselves on opposing sides of a battle between good and evil at an enchanted school that trains the heroes and villains of the fairytales we grow up with.

"The School for Good and Evil" premieres October 13 on Netflix

"The Watcher"

Based on the deeply haunting still-unresolved real case of suspicious notes sent to frighten and harass a married couple with young children who had just purchased their dream home in New Jersey, "The Watcher" (co-created by Ryan Murphy) is a Netflix limited series reconstructing the family's experience of being stalked by someone with mysterious ill intent who left no trace of evidence for the police to follow. Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale star as the couple; Emmy-winner Jennifer Coolidge ("The White Lotus") plays their realtor.

"The Watcher" premieres October 13 on Netflix

"High School" Season 1

"High School" is a coming-of-age story inspired by the lives of singer-songwriter siblings and queer cultural icons of a generation, Tegan and Sarah (played by queer twin TikTok creators Railey and Seazynn Gilliland). The series (co-helmed by "But I'm a Cheerleader" star and "Happiest Season" director Clea DuVall) is based on the stories from their memoir, also titled "High School," and filled with all the '90s grunge aesthetics, intoxicating crushes, and teen angst they experienced. Both Tegan and Sarah are openly queer and well-established in the music industry. This series charts their journey to first find self-confidence and build a harmonious relationship before establishing an identity as musicians.

"High School" premieres October 14 on Amazon FreeVee

"The White Lotus" Season 2

The Emmy-winning anthology series returns with Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuad-Hunt, this time set at an exclusive Sicilian resort. New cast members include out actor Aubrey Plaza, as well as Meghann Fahy ("The Bold Type"), Theo James ("The Time Traveler's Wife") and Adam DiMarco ("The Order"). The seven-episode series takes place over the course of a week, with a host of new characters enjoying the luxury experience that will undoubtedly go wrong a thousand different ways.

Season 2 of "The White Lotus" premieres October 30 on HBO Max